Does it seem to anyone else that the DC Metro’s idea of “modernizing” an escalator is to completely disassemble it and then leave it untouched for a few weeks?
Maybe they figure if they wait a while to re-build it (with the same parts as pre-modernization) that no one will notice it’s still jacked up. Until, as is the case of Columbia Heights’ station, it breaks down once more after a week or two.
It’s like New Coke all over again. And again. And again. It’s not just modernized, it’s Escalator Classic!